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Public Advocate James Pushes NYC Hard On Police Body Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.

08/21/2014

Letitia James won the Democratic nomination for public advocate. (credit: Getty Images)

Public Advocate James Calls For Body Cams On Police Officers

Video cameras are mounted on sidewalks, inside buildings and nearly everywhere else, and now, city Public Advocate Letitia James has said she would like to see them on police officers.

08/11/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Public Advocate Letitia James Calls For Stepped Up Action Against Sex Assaults On Subways

James is seeking better training for police officers, tougher sentences for offenders and are calling for more cameras to be installed in subway cars.

07/25/2014

Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Councilwoman Letitia James Elected City Public Advocate

City Councilwoman Letitia James beat out seven other candidates Tuesday to win the race for New York City public advocate.

11/06/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: Layoffs At Long Island College Hospital Have Been Postponed

New York City Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio announced Monday that layoffs of 500 will be postponed at the struggling Long Island College Hospital

10/28/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.

10/23/2013

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James

De Blasio, James Announce Endorsement Of Each Other

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.

10/05/2013

A voter emerges from a voting booth after casting her ballot in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Watchdog Group: Pricey Public Advocate Election Proves Changes Are Needed

An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.

09/30/2013

Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio

Cuomo Rushes To De Blasio’s Defense Over Bloomberg’s Comments

After vowing to stay out of the mayoral race, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushed to the defense of Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio Sunday.

09/08/2013

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Limited Ambulance Service Resumes At Long Island College Hospital

In the latest court battle to keep Long Island College Hospital open in Brooklyn, ambulances once again have begun rolling on a limited basis.

09/08/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Quinn’s Legal Filing To Implement Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Is ‘Desperate’

In filing papers against the city’s push to continue the stop-and-frisk program during an appeal of a riling against it, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn might have painted herself as a target.

09/03/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Quinn Slams De Blasio Over Report About Meeting With ‘Slumlord’

City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn attacked rival Bill de Blasio on Sunday, after a newspaper report claimed he met with a “slumlord” on Staten Island.

09/01/2013

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The state has rejected its restructuring plan and the hospital will stop taking in-patient admissions on Aug. 15, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Interfaith Medical Center Ordered To Stay Open At Least Until Sept. 11

Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn was supposed to begin the process of closing down Monday, but the closure has been postponed until at least Sept. 11.

08/26/2013

Public advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is placed in handcuffs during a protest in Midtown on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Appears In Court In Connection With Hospital Protest Arrest

Leading mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio had to take time out from courting voters to go to court Tuesday, appearing before a judge over his arrest at a hospital protest.

08/20/2013

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